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Law Enforcement From Across The U.S. Participate In Joint ADL-FBI Conference On Terrorism
Anti-Defamation League ^ | 6/6/02 | staff

Posted on 06/08/2002 12:05:09 AM PDT by LarryLied

More than 500 representatives of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies were briefed on extremist and terrorist threats during a daylong conference co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The May 31 program, held at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA, was an outgrowth of ADL's longtime involvement in providing information and training to law enforcement on threats posed by extremists. The conference, "Extremist and Terrorist Threats: Protecting America After 9/11" included presentations from ADL, FBI and other nationally recognized experts on extremist groups, investigative techniques, counterterrorism strategies, domestic security and threat assessment.

"Now more than ever, law enforcement must have the resources and know-how to prevent future acts of terrorism," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "In order to assess threats against the United States, law enforcement must have credible information about domestic and foreign extremists whose rhetoric promotes violence. Through our network of regional offices and our experts in the field, ADL is uniquely suited to aid in the war against terrorism. This conference was an opportunity for law enforcement and extremism watchdogs to compare notes and forge alliances."

The conference brought together representatives of federal, state and local law enforcement from every region of the U.S., and included participants in the FBI National Academy, ADL regional directors, area counsels and investigative researchers.

The program featured opening remarks from Mr. Foxman and Dr. Kathleen L. McChesney, the FBI's Executive Assistant Director for Law Enforcement Services. The plenary session, "Right and Left, Domestic and Foreign: An Overview of Extremist and Terrorist Movements and Groups," featured presentations from Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Washington office of The Rand Corporation; Greg Comcowich, Intelligence Research Specialist in the FBI's Counterterrorism Division; and Mark Pitcavage, ADL Director of Fact Finding.

James T. Caruso, the FBI's Deputy Executive Assistant Director for Counterterrorism and Counterintelligence, delivered the keynote address.

Five concurrent workshops focused on Threat Assessment on the State and Local Level; Strategies for Police-Community Cooperation to Combat Extremism and Terrorism; The Changing Role of Law Enforcement: Policy, People and Technology; Inside the Minds of Terrorists and Extremists; and New Partnerships: Law Enforcement, the Military and Non-Governmental Organizations. Among the presenters were police chiefs from Arlington, VA, Irvine, CA, and Spokane, WA; and officials from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command; the U.S. Army War College, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and ADL and FBI professionals.

David Friedman, Director of ADL's Washington, D.C. Regional Office, and Louis Quijas, Assistant Director for the FBI's Office of Law Enforcement Coordination, delivered closing remarks.

EDITORS NOTE: Additional information on extremist groups and ideologies, and the League's partnerships with law enforcement agencies across the country, is available at ADL's online Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network, at

The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.

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1 posted on 06/08/2002 12:05:09 AM PDT by LarryLied
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To: LarryLied
From a story on the ADL web site . ….

“As she grew older, she developed distinctly anti-government views, irritated by what she thought was government infringement on individual rights through taxation and regulations. Like many such people, she joined the Libertarian Party, a fringe political party that advocates severe cutbacks in government power”

And these are the people “helping” our law enforcement agencies?

“Anti-government views” . …. And when found guilty, what will be my sentence?

2 posted on 06/08/2002 12:32:07 AM PDT by MACD
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To: MACD;pinlighter
Chilling, isn't it? How did this ever start? This is beginning to look like the Soviet system. You have the government and government law enforcement and then you have the Party investigative agency (ADL) which directs and coordinates with government.
3 posted on 06/08/2002 1:00:21 AM PDT by LarryLied
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To: LarryLied
This is the basis of corruption. The ADL has committed acts of terror in the US and is here advising the FBI on its terrorism tactics. If this isn't allowing the fox to set up the rules for watching the henhouse, what would it take? We see the same hanky-panky with the enviromental groups influencing their compatriots in the Forest Service, BLM, etc. with conferences and get togethers.

The State Department is entertwined with appearances with the Council on Foreign Relations as well as the Bilderbergers. These conferences create the appearance of undue influence and secret manipulation of our government. Appearance be damned, they DO influence our government.

4 posted on 06/08/2002 3:09:05 AM PDT by meenie
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To: Redcloak;;copycat;Mannaggia l'America;Always Right;bribriagain;Natty Bumpo;SauronOfMordor...
5 posted on 06/08/2002 7:58:19 AM PDT by LarryLied
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To: LarryLied
I wish I could must some surprise over this, but I can't. The anti-Christian ADL associating with the FBI like this is not good news, but it does fit with how our future is shaping up.
6 posted on 06/08/2002 8:03:55 AM PDT by Siobhan
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To: LarryLied
How did the ADL get so cozy with the FBI? What presidential or congressional committee authorized their cozy relationship? The ADL obviously didn't help the FBI in preventing the 9/11 terrorist attack, so why should the FBI trust the ADL to provide special insight on terrorists?
7 posted on 06/08/2002 8:06:56 AM PDT by Tralfaze McWatt
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To: Tralfaze McWatt
The ADL has the political muscle to force the FBI to coordinate with it. There is no other answer. It is one thing for an agency to have someone speak before any group. It is another to have a group such as the ADL work in conjunction with a Federal agency.

Imagine the stink, rightly, if the Christian Coalition or the Catholic League did this. Imagine if those groups put out a CD-ROM of left wing "extremists" and sent it to hundreds of law enforcement agencies across America.

8 posted on 06/08/2002 8:27:13 AM PDT by LarryLied
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To: LarryLied
Thanks for the bump. This is just stunning, alhtough I can't say that I am surprised.
9 posted on 06/08/2002 8:47:04 AM PDT by Rodney King
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To: LarryLied
What is the mechanism currently used by the ADL to force the FBI to do it's bidding or respect it's viewpoint?
10 posted on 06/08/2002 8:48:26 AM PDT by Tralfaze McWatt
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To: LarryLied
Is this one of the manifestations of the meaning of the term 'diversity?'
11 posted on 06/08/2002 8:50:45 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS
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To: Tralfaze McWatt;ThePhilosopher;Jethro Tull;Walkin Man;sneakypete;Judith Anne;JMJ333;bybybill...
I don't think it is spelled out anywhere what would happen if the FBI told the ADL it doesn't want to work with them but one can imagine the pressure would be great not to do that.
12 posted on 06/08/2002 8:57:25 AM PDT by LarryLied
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To: LarryLied
ADL Killed Granpa Boris

It must have been a slow month,for the ADL.
13 posted on 06/08/2002 9:19:55 AM PDT by Aleksandar Vojvoda
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A short glossary of Leftist Euphemisms:

Multiculturalism = anti-Christianity or a philosophy that equally respects all cultures as good excepting orthodox Christian culture

Diversity = hiring and promotion based primarily on gender, ethniticity, race, and personal sexual gratification habits. aka Affirmative Action

Tolerance = official and unofficial persecution of un-politically-correct speech. i.e. federal hate speech laws and college campus speech codes

Moderate: supports the status quo

Conservative: national socialist, fascist, extremist

Progressive: Marxism proponent or fellow traveler

Green: a person that won't plant their own tree and sit in it, but prefers instead to sit in and use someone elses tree. aka progressive

Equality: a Marxist philosophy that promotes equal levels of wealth and leisure for all people that are not politically connected, primarily bourgeois and proletariat. Promotion and hiring based on unmerited qualities, same as diversity. Equality is officially promoted using heavy progressive taxation, heavy federal government regulation through diversity law, and guaranteed by federal government litigation and police forces

14 posted on 06/08/2002 9:33:21 AM PDT by Tralfaze McWatt
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To: LarryLied
Adversaries Go Inside ADL's Spying Operation
15 posted on 06/08/2002 9:39:59 AM PDT by luvzhottea
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To: LarryLied
Any self respecting police agency head would tell Abe Foxman to take a flying leap.

He and Morris Dees are two un-American, socialist pigs....

16 posted on 06/08/2002 11:57:47 AM PDT by Jethro Tull
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Judge enjoins ADL in lawsuit claiming spying on groups; Jewish agency denies Arab accusations

Date: 09-28-1999;
Publication: The Washington Times; Author: Jerry Seper

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The Washington Times A federal judge in Los Angeles yesterday ordered a permanent injunction against the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith stemming from a class-action lawsuit claiming the ADL was illegally spying on several Arab-American and other civil rights groups.

U.S. District Judge Richard Paez approved a final settlement in the 6-year-old case, ordering the ADL permanently enjoined from engaging in any illegal information gathering and saying it had to provide an annual statement to its legal counsel for the next four years explaining the steps it has taken to remain in compliance.

"It has been a long time coming, but well worth the wait," said Hussein Ibish, a spokesman for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which filed the suit. Mr. Ibish said the ruling "brings to an end an era of abuse," and vindicates the committee's view the ADL had "engaged in illegal activities to undermine the work of such groups and damage the cause and reputation of the Arab-American community."

The ADL, in a statement, denied any wrongdoing and noted there was no court finding of any illegality in the organization's work. It said it was "pleased to finally resolve the litigation, which will now allow us to devote all our resources to our work."

The ADL also said it had agreed to an injunction that "explicitly recognizes ADL's right to gather information in any lawful and constitutionally protected manner, which we have always done and will continue to do."

The ADL statement said the organization "voluntarily agreed to edit out a very small amount of information and to contribute $25,000 towards a community relations fund to be jointly administered by representatives of ADL and the plaintiff class."

In October 1993, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee charged in a lawsuit that the ADL knowingly financed illegal spying on 10, 000 people. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, sought both an injunction to prevent further spying and unspecified damages for violations of state and federal constitutional provisions and other laws.

The suit was filed on behalf of more than 800 groups and individuals, including Greenpeace, the United Farm Workers Union, ACT UP, Action for Animals and the American Indian Movement. It said the ADL carried out "surveillance and gathered data on the lawful activities of private persons and organizations involved in civil rights and social justice struggles" for the past 25 years - in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, St. Louis, Atlanta, San Francisco and Washington.

ADL officials at the time described the suit as "without merit" and said the organization had conducted "its fact-finding seriously, professionally and lawfully." They also charged that conspiracy theories outlined in the suit were "completely false" and designed to highlight the committee's political agenda. According to the suit, the ADL employed operatives with code names - including "Hot Spurs" and "Scumbag" - who raided trash bins, infiltrated meetings and obtained confidential law enforcement information from police agencies, the dissemination of which is illegal.

The suit said the operation included an attempt by the ADL to hide the organization as the source of financing for its operatives and that its major undercover informant, alleged to be Roy "Cal" Bullock, was secretly paid through a tax lawyer in Los Angeles.

It also said Arab-Americans were the major target of the spying operation. Other believed targets included people from about 500 political and ethnic groups, including the anti-apartheid movement, the black community and various Central American groups.

Jerry Seper, Judge enjoins ADL in lawsuit claiming spying on groups; Jewish agency denies Arab accusations. , The Washington Times, 09-28-1999, pp A6.

17 posted on 06/08/2002 12:03:36 PM PDT by Jethro Tull
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To: Jethro Tull
Thanks for the article. Is any political figure or pundit trying to stop this? I can't think of one who has even addressed it.
18 posted on 06/08/2002 12:10:09 PM PDT by LarryLied
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To: LarryLied
Basically, it sounds like the adl was doing what the fbi were not legally allowed to do. Wasn't the adl the push behind 'Project Megiddo'?
19 posted on 06/08/2002 12:21:01 PM PDT by monkeywrench
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To: LarryLied

Some have tried to raise concern. I'd get this book from and read all about it.

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20 posted on 06/08/2002 12:38:17 PM PDT by Jethro Tull
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